The Chicago Community Trust

For more than 92 years, The Chicago Community Trust has worked hand in hand with thousands of local residents who see how good Chicago can be and who want to be part of a promising future.

It is dedicated to the Chicago region and to endowing its future. Together with its donors, the Trust continues to address the region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.

The mission of the Trust is to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of Chicago.

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Recent News from Chicago Community Trust

Community Foundation awards end-of-year grants, sets record for annual grants
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

In a year filled with challenges, Catherine Bocke Meckes, Community Foundation CEO, said the benefits of charitable endowment couldn't have...more

Milken Institute Future of Health Summit Opens Tomorrow, December 7
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

“We are pleased to bring together our broad network across health, government, finance, industry, philanthropy, and technology to confront these...more

Cook County plans to give out grants of up to $10000 to small businesses hit hard by pandemic
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust, McCormick Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Polk Brothers Foundation and JP Morgan Chase are helping...more

Baird & Warner Raises Additional $139K For Chicago's COVID-19 Response -- Real Estate Firm's ...
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Building on the momentum of its initial $150,000 donation made earlier this year through its philanthropic arm -- recently renamed Good Will...more

New Grant Program for Neighborhood Organizations
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

“Our success with the Chicago Fund effort showed us that we had an opportunity to extend grant-making beyond the summer months to...more

Klezmer Music Foundation Awarded Arts Emergency Grant
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Thanks to a $12,000 grant from Arts Work Fund—Arts for Illinois Emergency Relief Fund (housed at The Chicago Community Trust) to mitigate...more

Want A Good Place To Focus Your Charitable Giving?
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Weingart Foundation

... over police violence against black people and fear about pandemic infections, how can you make a difference with your philanthropic dollar? ... In 2019, philanthropy enjoyed a record year, up...more

PR Community Foundation, Amgen lead $625K COVID-19 community prevention initiative
Foundation: Central Florida Foundation, Puerto Rico Community Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

The strategy is based on preventing and containing COVID-19 in several island towns through community health clinics — known as Centers 330 —...more

Geographic Focus

Foundation - Chicago Community Trust

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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprises Address Housing Crises

Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”

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